Rising Star: Fenwick & West's Michael Brown

Law360, New York (April 28, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT) -- Fenwick & West LLP’s Michael Brown helped home-rental startup Airbnb Inc. land $200 million in financing and launched Marin Software Inc.’s $105 million initial public offering, notching a reputation as a deal-maker and sealing his spot as one of Law360’s top five technology attorneys under 40.

As a native of the San Francisco Bay area, the 33-year old Rising Star says his surroundings imbued him with a significant amount of appreciation and respect for Silicon Valley that ultimately followed him into his law practice.

“I knew I wanted to do corporate law and it seemed that technology offered a greater amount...

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